Thursday, July 7, 2011
To Make You Smile...
Look at this lovely little tomato coming on. Doesn't it look great? This summer I have really been longing to dig in the dirt & plant a big 'ole garden! But the problem is that I'm PharmGirl, not a farm girl so it just hasn't happened. Our yard is big but totally unfenced & full of bunnies every evening. And the soil is bad, as in sandy & full of broken bricks & rocks. If we were to have a garden there would be weeks of preparation. We don't have that kind of stamina. Maybe someday...
So I've had several chats with the Lord about this. I have been requesting that the next house (& who knows when that will be?) will have a lovely gardening area - maybe even already established!
As the summer has gone by & I've been mowing & trying to figure out what to do with the serious ruts & mess left behind by the sewer saga I noticed a strange looking growth in our yard. I refused to mow it down & man, did it look funny! Mike came home & asked what was up with the weirdo weed. I said not to worry about it; I think it's a tomato plant. He didn't believe me & I halfway didn't believe myself. I decided to wait & see.
I have waited. And now I have seen. Three little tomatoes & a total of three plants! All volunteer. Can you believe it? I can't help but attribute this little yard development to the goodness of our God. He knew the desire of my heart & He knew how hard I was working not to be jealous of those who have big, gorgeous gardens. And He blessed us with three volunteer tomato plants.
How sweet is that?